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. the system where currently 48% of gun sales are private which means under federal law not regulated. >> no background check whatsoever. >> absolutely not. it's like having two different systems at the airport where 60% go through the metal detector and 40% don't. >> i never heard it described that way. that's great. >> we might as well extend it to all gun sales. >> that's a fascinating argument and you are of course right. >> steve barton and eric fuller, thanks, both of you for coming on the program. >> what does it mean and by it, i mean the second >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. ... and current will let me say anything. >> only on current tv. >> a well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. what does that mean? joining me to answer is adam winkler, professor of constitutional law. explain it, those few words have sparked co
that it would be difficult to ratify an u.n. treaty that is based on existing u.s. law. but then again you might not have met the modern republican party where ideological zealots rule. on july 26 1990, president george bush sr. signed the americans with disabilities act. the bill passed the house and the senate with only 34 legislate34legislators total opposing it. yet today 38 republican senators voted no on the u.n. treaty that would extend the ada to the rest of the world. inclusion six who had voted yay on the bill in 19 ott. this was sufficient to block it. the treaty was adopted by the united nations six years ago and has since been ratified by 126 countries, just not the united states. even a last-minute appeal by former senator bob dole himself a disabled veteran, as well as every major veterans group and even the chamber of commerce could not sway senate republicans. but this is what has become of the republican party. a party whose views often dissend to the lowest common denominator and defined by paranoid fears of the u.n. that are devoid of any fact whatsoever. so one could underst
of sharyia schools at a can be used in reaching laws, and it restricts the process to islamist. it carbs out autonomy for egypt's military. the brotherhood agreed to this because they need the military to supervisor a referendum in two weeks but that's a very undemocratic thing that the military will not be suspect to civilian oversight and maintain it's own court system. >> eliot: there are essentially two balances acts that were from this constitutional assembly. one where shariya seems to have won out over with what our sense of civil liberties should be, and second, the parliamentary or democratic government in the military, and it maintained some of the power under mubarak ands is that morsi needed to maintain his position at the moment. is that balances balancing act something that we in the united states can live with? >> we have no alternative. there was an election in egypt. no one should be shocked that the muslim brotherhood is trying to impose shariya law. whatever is in this constitution, and my friend here is absolutely right in his assessment, but let's remember, this constitu
of the obstacles to this is republicans put in this informal rule. there's nothing in law that says you have to do it, that the speaker will not bring a bill to the floor of the house to vote unless a majority of the republicans think it's a good idea. even if we have a majority vote that would pass the bill for the good of the re public the speaker has taken the position in the past that he won't bring it to the floor unless a majority of his own party. >> eliot: it's like the filibuster that permits a minority to maintain an iron grip of what gets to the floor for a vote. >> that's right, this allows a minority of the entire house to essentially control what comes to the floor. it is the leverage the speaker depends upon from the majority party, of course. >> eliot: this has been a fascinating education in the rules of governing. >> i'm glad you brought it up. the opportunity actually allowed democracy, small d., to work. >> eliot: this is where the two sides are bumping heads. my suspicion is that the republicans will cave on rates and say ok, we'll give you your tax breaks for the 98% but not
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